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How We Roll

How We Roll: Keith Hendrickson, Real Time Information Specialist 

Posted by Drew Kerr | Friday, April 14, 2023 2:53:00 PM
How do you get around using transit? I live about a 10-minute walk from the Blue Line’s 38th Street Station, so I primarily use light rail to get to and from work at the police department. I can also use routes 22, 23 or the D Line, and [...]

As police chief, ready to learn, partner and grow   

Posted by Drew Kerr | Tuesday, April 11, 2023 9:11:00 AM
From Police Chief Ernest Morales III When I was young, I wanted to accomplish two things in life – to become a professional boxer and a police officer.    I’ve been blessed to achieve both goals, winning my one-and-only professional bout [...]
Light Rail

Light rail helper: 'This is the most fulfilled I've ever felt' 

Posted by Drew Kerr | Thursday, March 30, 2023 8:47:00 PM
When Blue Line trains pull into the Mall of America, Tyler Lewis is there. As a light rail helper, Lewis walks through each train that comes in to pick up litter and tend to other on-board messes between trips. The work might sound a little [...]

First garage to be led by all-woman leadership team 

Posted by John Komarek | Thursday, March 30, 2023 1:26:00 PM
Left to right: South Garage's leadership team -- Maintenance Manager Emily Bollensen and Transportation Manager Kimberly Fleming. This Women’s History Month, Metro Transit made some history of its own. For the first time, two women are [...]
Know Your Operator

Husband and wife become bus operators together 

Posted by John Komarek | Tuesday, March 14, 2023 5:22:00 PM
Throughout their marriage, Delaneo and Takeysha Tillman marked many major firsts together. First car. First house. First business. Today, they’ll mark another first – becoming bus operators. “When we passed the test, we looked at each [...]
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